The Judicial Proceedings Committee
is a standing committee
of the Maryland State Senate
. Per Senate Rule 18, the committee is made up of 11 members.
Per Senate Rule 18, committees in the Maryland State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate at the beginning of each session of the Maryland General Assembly. The President is responsible for appointing chairs and vice chairs, and referring bills and resolutions to a committee. The Senate may suspend the rules to consider a bill or resolution with reference to a committee, provided that each member is given a copy. A member of a standing committee whose main function is to consider legislation may not serve as a member of another such standing committee.
See rules: The text of the Senate rules is not available electronically, but can be found in the print version of the Senate Journal. Rules 18 and 33 have been reproduced for Ballotpedia by request, and can be found here. For more information, contact the Department of Legislative Services.
||The Judicial Proceedings Committee was established by the Senate in December 1831 as a five-member body first appointed in January 1832.
The Committee is assigned legislation relating to civil rights; constitutional amendments; correctional facilities and services; criminal and civil laws, penalties, and procedures; family law; judicial administration and court structure; juvenile justice; law enforcement organizations; the legal profession; legal rights and immunities; public safety; real property, including landlord and tenant law; trusts and estates; and vehicle laws.